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Old 05-03-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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Just came across an article on Yahoo which states that San Antonio is the #6 city for cheapskates.

Here's the link: 10 Best Cities for Cheapskates - Yahoo! Finance
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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'' dollar store within 30 sq mile area '' indicator . roflmao .
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:38 AM
 
Location: South Texas
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That sounds about right. No $ = cheapskates. However, I do respect those who have $ but are frugal.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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The article claims Luminaria is held every May. The author must have not put too much research into this.

The fact we have more libraries and museums than Austin or Houston is quite satisfactory.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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Seems to me like the articule was trying to be very positive about being a "cheapskate". And seems like SA was also potrayed in a very positive way.


"In some circles, "cheapskate" is a derogatory term. But in a world where everyday expenses seem to be rising, well, every day, thriftiness isn't shameful. In fact, it's just good common sense.

The best cities for cheapskates are places where a dollar stretches further -- a lot further. To come up with our list, we looked for metropolitan areas with low living costs and high incomes relative to those costs. The cities that made the cut have cost-of-living scores well below the national average of 100, according to the Council for Community and Economic Research.

We also selected places that offer plenty of free (or nearly free) things to do. Like most people, cheapskates enjoy getting out. They just donít want to pay a lot for the privilege. All the picks on our list boast large numbers of public libraries and museums per capita, ensuring affordable access to culture. And to guarantee frugal shopping options, we tallied the number of Dollar General stores -- a cheapskate favorite -- in a 30-mile radius of each city."
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: san antonio
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cant say i mind being frugal. yes i have enough cash to spend on name brand stuff brand new, but why bother when i can dig around goodwills, storage auctions and the like and get it for a fraction?

makes an adventure out of it!

for example, i waited for the right time to get my sony bravia tv for the living room. what would have been a 900$ tv was only 400 + 100 for a 2 year warranty (was barely out of sony's 1 year).

plus, i get in house repairs on it if it should ever break AND i can buy another 4 year warranty for 100$ after my current one runs out.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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cant say i mind being frugal. yes i have enough cash to spend on name brand stuff brand new, but why bother when i can dig around goodwills, storage auctions and the like and get it for a fraction?

makes an adventure out of it!

for example, i waited for the right time to get my sony bravia tv for the living room. what would have been a 900$ tv was only 400 + 100 for a 2 year warranty (was barely out of sony's 1 year).

plus, i get in house repairs on it if it should ever break AND i can buy another 4 year warranty for 100$ after my current one runs out.
I remember being a kid (we were definitely po-folk) and some rich kid said to me "poor people find poor ways". I remember that comment crushed me at the time. Nowadays I am proud to be able to afford anything and yet still hunt for the bargains. Goodwill is a freakin goldmine!
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:42 PM
 
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Cheap chic all the way. Well it is always nice to mix and match and have a few quality items that will outlast a season. Only wish that I was more creative to upcycle.

Last edited by Merovee; 05-03-2012 at 11:50 PM..
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: san antonio
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I remember being a kid (we were definitely po-folk) and some rich kid said to me "poor people find poor ways". I remember that comment crushed me at the time. Nowadays I am proud to be able to afford anything and yet still hunt for the bargains. Goodwill is a freakin goldmine!
i grew up upper middle class (circle C ranch in austin). thankfully, all my friends had good parents and none of them ever treated our 'poor' friends like that. most of us usually chipped in if they couldnt afford w/e we were doing so they could.
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